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Sustainable savings at heart of Brisbane festival

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Brisbane residents can learn how to be more sustainable for less, as the city’s favourite environmental festival returns to Victoria Park this weekend.

Now in its 16th year, Council’s free Green Heart Fair is back on Sunday 26 May with educational workshops and live entertainment that will keep the whole family engaged.

“We know that cost of living is having a major impact on the way we live, but there are still ways we can keep our city clean and sustainable,” said Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner.

“Each year, Green Heart Fair brings the best sustainability minds together for a day of free and affordable fun in our city’s biggest new playground – Victoria Park.

“I want families to come and enjoy a day of live entertainment, giveaways and plenty of top tips to make sustainability in our suburbs even better.”

The event will bring together some of Brisbane’s best sustainability experts to share practical ways to save money around the home while embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Experts will touch on a range of topics in including fighting food waste, reducing energy and water usage, embracing slow fashion and gardening and compost tips.

“Brisbane is home to over 2,100 parks and nature spaces, and we want to do all we can to keep our city sustainable,” said Chair for Environment, Parks and Sustainability, Tracy Davis.

“Green Heart Fair is a fantastic event that brings thousands of residents together to learn more about keeping Brisbane beautiful.

“Come and enjoy a fantastic free day out at Victoria Park and learn how you can make your home a little more sustainable.”

This year the fair will deliver a brand new ‘Healthy Cities’ zone including free yoga classes and seedling planting for kids, while also bringing back fan favourite activities like wildlife displays, handmade markets, free native plant giveaways and even a visit from Brisbane’s favourite blue heeler’s Bluey and Bingo.

“We are excited to present at the Green Heart Fair,”  said Saveful CEO, Kim McDonnell.

“Saveful is committed to empowering families to put more food on their tables while saving money and reducing food waste.

“Events like the Green Heart Fair are so important for promoting sustainable living practices and building a stronger, eco-conscious community.

“We encourage everyone to attend, learn, and engage with us to discover practical ways to save money and food and make their home more sustainable.”

Green Heart Fair is delivered in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency, proudly sponsored by Bupa, Officeworks, Urban Utilities and 7 News, and supported by BYD Automotive, Cleanaway, Brandition and Optus.

The Fair will be held at Victoria Park in Herston from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, 26 May.

To find out more visit sustainablebrisbane.com.au or Council’s website.

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